On March 8, 2011, Avalon Drew Ligman left us behind and joined a more heavenly choir.
Avalon has been part of the choir program family at Union since the doors opened in 2007. His “lucky” bald head was the cornerstone of the Men’s ensemble winning 3 state championships in a row. With Avalon’s help, that same ensemble is heading to state again this year to once again defend their title.
You will be missed by all, my friend, and we will always remember you.
A Candle light remembrance was held on Thursday March 10th at Fisher Basin Park. Thank you to all that turned out to share your memories and stories of Avalon. Photos of this are below.
A “Celebration of Life” service was held on Saturday, March 12th at LifePoint Church followed by a reception at the LDS Vancouver East Stake Center. It was a beautiful service with singing by the UHS chamber choir and men’s ensemble, stories from family and friends, an some videos to help us remember all the good times we had with Avalon.
Many good memories are posted on Avalon’s Facebook Page
Audio Recording of Avalon
Video Recordings of Avalon on YouTube:
- Playlist of Avalon Choir Videos and tributes
- Avalon Feb 2010 Solo at the Regional Solo & Ensemble Competition
- Cody Dirksen Slideshow tribute to Avalon
Avalon “Celebration of Life” video (Original version played on Saturday March 12th with additional childhood photos added)
- Click here to watch the “Avalon Celebration of Life” video on Facebook (with Original Soundtrack)
- Right-click here to download the Video. In windows, right click and “save target as”. On Mac, right click and “download linked file as”. The file is 572MBytes, 720p HD video, and .mp4 format, playable with Quicktime, VLC, etc.
Avalon “Celebration of Life” video (alternate version with Chamber Choir Audio):
- A new alternate version of the Avalon video has been prepared for viewing below or on YouTube (this version replaces the background music with music performed by the Chamber Choir in Feb. at PLU)
The Candle Light Remembrance (March 10, 2011)
Photos of Avalon